Exforge HCT Uses

How Does It Work?

Exforge HCT contains three different medications. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that helps to slow down the rate at which calcium moves into your blood vessel walls. This, in turn, helps to relax the vessels, which allows better blood flow and causes lower blood pressure.
Valsartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers. Angiotensin II is a naturally occurring chemical in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking angiotensin II, valsartan helps to relax the blood vessels, lowering blood pressure.
Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic, which is commonly referred to as a "water pill." It works by increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood. This extra salt and water is passed out through the urine.
By increasing the amount of water removed from the blood, hydrochlorothiazide causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, hydrochlorothiazide can lower blood pressure and can also help with water retention.

Exforge HCT Use in Children or Teens

Exforge HCT is not approved for children or teens. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Exforge HCT in children.

Off-Label Uses of Exforge HCT

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Exforge HCT for treating something other than high blood pressure. At this time, however, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for this medicine.
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